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Swine Flu: First Connect-the-Dots Challenge Post-Katrina

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Behind the scenes and all levels of government, the swine flu outbreak has triggered a rapid, coordinated, "˜connect-the-dots' public health response "“ the first big test of the bio-threat system in the post-9/11 world, says public administration expert Donald Kettl, incoming public policy dean at the University of Maryland. "The issue of coordination is really huge and there will be many lessons about preparedness and response to learn from this outbreak," Kettl says.

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Faculty Experts Advisory: Swine Flu Spreads Across Globe, Raising Fears

With cases of swine flu continuing to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Homeland Security Department have declared a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization and governments around the globe are organizing to confront the potential crisis. UCLA has experts.

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Expert Available to Talk About Contingency Planning for Flu Outbreaks/Pandemics

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Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech are using high-performance computer simulations to show how diseases like flu spread through large populations. They want to provide policymakers, decision-makers, and public health experts with a way to test health interventions that would help to put the brakes on the spread of a deadly influenza outbreak.

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Avian Flu Research Sheds Light on Swine Flu Outbreak

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A new study by University of Maryland researchers suggests that the potential for an avian influenza virus to cause a human flu pandemic is greater than previously thought. Results also illustrate how the current swine flu outbreak likely came about.

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Experts Available To Discuss Aspects of Swine Flu Outbreak

Experts available to comment on aspects of viral infections, such as viral gene replication, the communication challenges the local and national health agencies are likely to face, communicating health information, epidemiology, health law, public policy and pandemic preparedness.

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Swine Flu: to Panic Or Not, That Is the Question

Thanks to the 24-hour media coverage about swine flu, we're all aware that a potential flu pandemic could be nigh. But before you stock up on face masks and hand sanitizer, it's important to put some things in perspective.

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Experts Available to Discuss Swine Flu

The University of Michigan School of Public Health and the U-M Health System have several experts available to discuss various aspects of the recent swine flu outbreak, including disease transmission, nonpharmaceutical interventions, antiviral resistance, quarantine, viruses and trauma.

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Swine Flu Expert, Pharmacy Angle

University of Maryland pharmacy faculty is a good source for swine flu issues of treatments and vaccines compared with seasonal flu.

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Expert Tip Sheet: Swine Flu: Statistical Model Predicts Spread in U.S.

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Indiana University experts in statistical analysis and computer modeling of epidemics, health law and public health discuss statistical models for U.S. cases, challenges to addressing the spread of the swine flu and advice for staying healthy.

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Swine Flu "“ a Major Public Administration Challenge; Not Dem. Or Repub. Issue

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"There isn't a Republican or Democratic way to protect individuals from swine flu," says University of Maryland's Donald Kettl, an expert in public administration. "The Obama administration has to very carefully calibrate awareness without creating panic. It has to build partnerships across all levels of government, across the health sector, and with other nations."







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